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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Fix C++ kernel in include/linux/mtd/mtd.h
On Fri, Oct 6, 2017 at 2:32 PM, Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk> wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 06, 2017 at 02:13:59PM +0200, Pavel Machek wrote:
>> On Fri 2017-10-06 13:01:16, David Woodhouse wrote:
>> > On Fri, 2017-10-06 at 14:00 +0200, Richard Weinberger wrote:
>> > > Am Freitag, 6. Oktober 2017, 13:55:14 CEST schrieb Pavel Machek:
>> > > > > Let's carry it via MTD.
>> > > > > BTW: Shouldn't it be s/kernel/comment/ in the subject line?
>> > > > Yes, it should. Can it be fixed while applying?
>> > > Sure. :)
>> >
>> > You can change 'C++' to 'C99' too, while you're at it :)
>>
>> No. They are C++ comments... as in... dangerous infection that came
>> from C++. Yes, C99 is infected, too, but still C++ is original source
>> of infection :-).
>
> No, it is not. See https://www.bell-labs.com/usr/dmr/www/bcpl.html and
> scans refered therein; let's keep snobbery historically accurate...
>
> IOW, it's not C++ invention - it's BCPL one.

Ah, longing for the return of BPTRs and BSTRs ;-)

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

Geert

--
Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- geert@linux-m68k.org

In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
-- Linus Torvalds

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